Jamal Igle at the 2012 New York Comic Con.
|Born||Jamal Yaseem Igle|
|Area(s)||Writer, Penciller, Inker, Editor, Colourist|
|Notable works||Supergirl, vol. 4, Firestorm, vol. 3|
Jamal Yaseem Igle is an American comic book artist, editor, art director and animation storyboard artist. He is primarily known for his pencilling, inking and coloring work on books such as Supergirl and Firestorm.
Igle decided he wanted to be a professional comic book artist at the age of 14. Igle attained his first job in comics at 17, as an intern at DC Comics, while still attending the High School of Art and Design. Igle attended the School of Visual Arts. After college, he worked as a junior art director at an advertisement agency and in a marketing company. Igle's first break as an artist was with a now-defunct publisher called Majestic Entertainment in 1993. He built his resume working for a number of small publishers for years until about 1999, when he left comics for a while to work at Sony Animation. Igle spent several months as a storyboard artist for several CGI animated series such as Max Steel and Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles. It was during his time at Sony that he received a call from editor Bobbie Chase at Marvel Comics to work on New Warriors with Jay Faerber. He has been working in comics ever since. Igle has worked in books ranging from The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, the all-ages action miniseries Race Against Time as well as fill-in issues in mainstream titles such as Green Lantern, G.I. Joe, Martian Manhunter and Supergirl. With writer Jay Faerber has done several works: a four issue run on New Warriors and an Iron Fist/Wolverine miniseries for Marvel Comics, and Venture, a short-lived creator-owned series for Image Comics. He became the regular artist of DC Comics' ongoing Firestorm series, beginning with issue #8 (December 2004). In November 2006, DC Comics announced that Igle would be taking over as series artist of Nightwing.
Igle has worked on several projects outside of the United States including the Army of Angels graphic novel for Humanoids Publishing/DC Comics and Perry Rhodan for The Perry Rhodan company in Germany.
In December 2005, Jamal signed an exclusive contract with DC Comics, which was publicly announced on January 10, 2006. As part of the contract's announcement, DC Editor Steve Wacker described Jamal as a "triple threat," stating "Jamal has the best combination in an artist: he’s scary talented, super reliable, and one of the nicest guys in the business." Igle was also honored at the 40th Anniversary edition of Comic Con international: San Diego with the Inkpot Award for Achievement in Comic Art.
On January 2, 2012, Igle announced the end of his DC Comics exclusive contract on his personal blog.
Regarding the influences on his art style, Igle has stated:
|“||"Well, that's hard to say because they are so varied. I'm not only a comics fan but a fan of fine art, film, television, and theater so my influences include Steve Rude, Al Williamson, Alan Davis, Brian Bolland, Dave Stevens, Mark Shultz, Joseph Clemet Cole, Louise Gordon, Sam Raimi, Tim Burton, Audu Paden and the list keeps growing. I'm influenced by everyone I see and talk to. I'm a student of the world and I learn and grow everyday.||”|
According to his website, Igle is an active volunteer with the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, as well as a guest lecturer on the subject of comics and animation.
- Shi: The Way of the Warrior #8 (1996)
- Shi: Kaidan #1
- Atomik Angels #1
- Tomoe/Witchblade: Fire Sermon (1996)
- Race against Time #1-3
- Blackjack: Blood and Honor
- Action Comics #900 (among other artists) (2011)
- Countdown to Final Crisis #21, 4 (2007–08)
- Countdown: Search for Ray Palmer, miniseries, #1 (2007)
- Famous first: Green Lantern (2002)
- Golden Age Secret Files (Dr. Sivana) (2001)
- Green Lantern, vol. 3, #52 (among other artists) (1994); #146, 157, 174, Secret Files #3 (2002–04)
- Green Lantern Corps #18 (2007)
- Impulse #58 (along with Grey) (2000)
- Kobalt #7 (1994)
- Martian Manhunter #36 (2001)
- Supergirl, vol. 3, #71 (2002)
- Supergirl, vol. 4, #34-40, 42-46, 50-59 (2008–11)
- Superman # 713-714 (2011)
- Superman: War of the Supermen, miniseries, #1 (2010)
- Firestorm, vol. 3, #8-10,12-21,23-32 (2004–06)
- Nightwing #129-131, 133-134 (2007)
- Teen Titans vol. 5, # 52, 55 (2007–08)
- Tangent: Superman's Reign, miniseries, #2-6 (2008)
- The Ray Miniseries, #1-4 (2011–2012)
- Wonder Woman: Our Worlds at War (among other artists) (2001)
- World's Finest, miniseries,(Supergirl & Batgirl) #3 (2009)
- Zatanna #11, 13-15 (2011)
- Daredevil/Shi: Blind Faith (1997)
- New Warriors, vol. 2, #7-10 (2000)
- Iron Fist and Wolverine, miniseries, #1-4 (2000–01)
- Iron Man, vol. 3, #44 (along with Keron Grant; 2001)
- Marvel Age Spider-Man #14
- G.I. Joe #8, 10
- Noble Causes #2 (Image, 2002)
- Trinity Angels #10-11 (along with other artists) (Acclaim, 1998)
- Venture, miniseries, #1-4 (Image, 2003)
- Gateway Legends #2 (Originally penciled in 1996 for Living Legends Entertainment) (Gateway Comics, 2012)
- KISS #1-2,covers for issues 5 and 6 (IDW publishing, 2012)
- "Jamal Igle". DC Comics. Retrieved November 28, 2012.
- "Biography". jamaligle.com. Retrieved November 28, 2012.
- Pepose, David. "Artist's Alley 12: Jamal Igle From Art School to ZATANNA". Newsarama. March 16, 2011
- "MULTIVERSO DC: Exclusive interview with Jamal Igle". Titans Tower. March 2008
- Geeks Unite Podcast Episode 5
- Geeks Unite! Episode 35: Political Discussion
- "Additions to the Comic Book Team!" Perry Rhodan. February 21, 2003
- Dallas, Keith. "Firestorm Artist Jamal Igle Signs Exclusive Contract with DC Comics". Comics Bulletin. January 10, 2006
- "Comic-Con International's Inkpot Awards". San Diego Comic-Con International. July 24, 2011
- Johnston, Rich. "DC Relaunch: The Ray #1 by Palmiotti, Gray and Igle". Bleeding Cool. September 17, 2011
- Igle,Jamal (January 2, 2012). "The Future Is.... Now. The Official Jamal Igle Blog.
- Contino, Jennifer M. "E-I-E-I-Igle". sequentialtart.com. accessed August 2, 2011.
- "The Comic Book in Popular Culture Conference". Bowling Green State University. October 25, 2008
- Jamal Igle. Wizard World. accessed August 2, 2011.
- Igle, Jamal (November 1, 2012). "Halloween 2012 and the aftermath of Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy". The Official Jamal Igle Blog.
- Kobalt 7, Volume 1, Issue 7. The Milestone Rave. accessed August 2, 2011.
- Cornwell, Jason. Iron Man #44. "Line of Fire Reviews". Silver Bullet Comics. accessed August 2, 2011.
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